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Not that I have a V8, but out of interest  I downloaded the ZIP file from Peter's link onto an old  Win7 laptop, extracted the files to a folder on the desktop and installed the software, ignoring the .DLL errors as mentioned above, and it installed OK. From that screen shot it looks like you are running the setup.exe from within the ZIP software?

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I bought this from ebay. It works fine. May be that it's same product than Pauls. Ebay

Hi Tony, if you can get the Bluetooth driver on the PC to use a comm port between 1 and 16 then you should be able to select the respective port in the 'Config' section and it should work. Sadly, the

I have used it on a Windows tablet with an ELM 327 OBD2 Reader (from Amazon). It works great. Graham 

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Thanks all.  Finally got it working.  Told you I was a IT virgin.  
 

so, downloaded it onto my generic HP laptop I’ve had in the cupboard for 3 years since I got my IPad which is running windows 10.  Once I expanded the zip file (thanks above) it installed pressing the setup Line and installed in about 5 seconds with no error messages

 

i purchased the following cable from Amazon and it took a while to download the driver for it as Windows said it recognised the device but then said actually no I don’t.  Installed the driver the device linked to and tried again.  
 

the problem is I didn’t know if the OBD reader was working or not as I don’t know how to check so I followed Peters instructions from the first post and changed the values to what was told although I have no idea what they all mean. 

I don’t know how to find the port number for the device so tried everyone from 1-16 and nothing showed.  
 

I then read the instructions again and saw that I had to click read all so went through again and got to number 4 and it all showed up on the screen

 

thanks so much and looking forward to getting her running again to look through it all

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Thanks for the help all.  So I’ve got it all working and here’s screen shots when the car is running.  There are some value missing and I wondered if this was normal or if they should be filled in ?

 

also the car has thrown a EML but the software isnt detecting any error codes ?

 

does anyone know where the IAT is shown 

 

thanks again 

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Looking again is the IAT shown as the MAT?  I.e 9 degrees?

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MAT should be your IAT.

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Got a new cable Elm 327. Works a treat with Peter England’s Software. 
Cheers Oete👍

On 05/07/2020 at 09:38, andyblackman777 said:

Does anyone have an Elm323 driver. (Windows8) can’t find one anywhere on the internet. 
I have an old ElmScan ISO cable with an rs232 to usb adaptor cable. 
trying to get it working!

cheers 

I got a new cable. The same as Metro’s above. Works a treat with Pete’s software 👍

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On 05/06/2020 at 13:52, Mightymetro said:

Thanks for the help all.  So I’ve got it all working and here’s screen shots when the car is running.  There are some value missing and I wondered if this was normal or if they should be filled in ?

 

also the car has thrown a EML but the software isnt detecting any error codes ?

 

does anyone know where the IAT is shown 

 

thanks again 

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F630098A-840B-497F-AF1E-9977AFB620EF.jpeg

Looking again is the IAT shown as the MAT?  I.e 9 degrees?

thank you thank you thank you. I have been waiting for someone to post info like this. I have NO reference to tune my v8. I never had a good running stock ECU. I have no idea how much timing the engine wants at WOT. Atleast now I know 9 degrees at idle on a cold morning. 

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Hi @v8GTmac1 would it be helpful to have a standard ECU for a while to allow you to capture some of the base settings for your tuning? 

My car is going to be off the road for a few more months so I could loan it to you to help with the development of the Megasquirt map. Since you've already said you would share the map with the community, I feel the community should contribute, I would need it back though, obviously. 🙂

You could also figure out if the stock ECU can drive 8 coils directly. 👍

cheers

-Chris

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15 hours ago, cweeden said:

Hi @v8GTmac1 would it be helpful to have a standard ECU for a while to allow you to capture some of the base settings for your tuning? 

My car is going to be off the road for a few more months so I could loan it to you to help with the development of the Megasquirt map. Since you've already said you would share the map with the community, I feel the community should contribute, I would need it back though, obviously. 🙂

You could also figure out if the stock ECU can drive 8 coils directly. 👍

cheers

-Chris

Appreciate the thought. There is one big road block though, my harness is all cut away from the stock computer. Every necessary component has been soldered directly to MS harness. 

Damn good idea though!

all I would need is some form of data log from somebody on the forum with ignition timing from cold start to warm idle and then Cruising and WOT. 

The rest of the sensor readings won’t be transferable data but doesn’t hurt to take a peak. 

 

And i I know you really want to know if the stock ecu is actually running sequential behind the scenes. 

 

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